Published June 10, 2020 Dear WashU research community, The murder of George Floyd two weeks ago in Minneapolis is reverberating around the world. The scenarios playing out all over the country are all too familiar to those of us who were in St. Louis six years ago as we witnessed the death of Michael Brown […]

Medical School COVID-19 Check-in Screening Stations

Published June 10, 2020 Dear Washington University researchers on the Medical campus, We understand that sometimes it can be challenging to find a staffed COVID-19 screening station, especially if you are arriving early in the morning or later in the afternoon/evening. Therefore, researchers on the medical campus who are arriving before 6:30 a.m. or after […]

Survey on Research Ramp-up Activities

Published June 9, 2020 Dear Washington University Faculty, staff and trainees, As mentioned in a recent communication, on-campus laboratory-based research activities on both campuses are currently at the “Orange Level.” As we closely monitor the ramp-up activities, it is important that we are aware of the issues and challenges you face, not only to address […]

Clinical Research Ramp-up

Published June 5, 2020 Dear Washington University Faculty, staff and trainees, As you know, on-campus laboratory-based research activities are currently at the “Orange Level” and activities are ramping-up across both campuses. Currently, most in-person clinical research activities are suspended. At this point in time, we are preparing to begin the ramp-up of our clinical research […]

NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Published May 19, 2020 On May 7, 2020, National Science Foundation (NSF) issued the following information: NSF has made a number of improvements to the NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch and current and pending support sections of proposals. As a reminder, in accordance with the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF […]

WashU Phased Research Ramp-up

Published May 18, 2020 Dear Washington University Faculty, staff and trainees, In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University had substantially ramped down on-campus research, in-person human subjects research, and research that requires travel. During the stay-at-home orders from the state, county and city, all non-essential research that could not be done from home had […]

NIH Parent Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) with Forms-F

Published May 18, 2020 As a follow-up to the announcement from March 23, the NIH issued their Parent FOAs with the new SF424 (R&R) Forms-F application package. The Research Management System (RMS) has also been updated, so that users may create applications or re-select these FOAs to update existing RMS Records. Reminder that Forms-F are […]

Required Updates to Clinicaltrials.gov Records During COVID-19 Pandemic

Published May 5, 2020 Requirements in Section 801 of FDAAA and 42 CFR 11.64 state that a record must be updated at least once every 12 months. This update should be made within 30 days of a change. Certain studies listed on ClinicalTrials.gov that have paused recruitment due to the COVID-19 pandemic should have their […]

Update on Planning to Restart Research

Published May 1, 2020 Dear Faculty, Staff and Trainees involved in research: Many of you are eager to restart your research projects and get back into your laboratories as the frequency of COVID-19 infections in St. Louis starts to decrease. I want to reassure you that, along with multiple other planning processes underway for reopening […]

SF424 (R&R) Application Form Instructions (Forms F)

Published March 26, 2020 The National Institutes of Health has updated their SF424 (R&R) Application Forms Instructions to Forms F. As shared at the recent Research Administrator Forums, the NIH’s Forms-E application package is being replaced by the new FORMS-F application package, effective for deadlines on or after 5/25/2020. Accordingly, Washington University’s Research Management System […]